George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on why defunding the police is the only solution to ending police violence.
It’s been a week of protests and police brutality across the country since the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. photo courtesy of Rose Pineda via Wikimedia Commons
June is African American Music Appreciation Month. Today we will delve into albums from some insanely talented black female artists. While we all continue to fight against oppression and inequality, let's also support the talented black artists that have forever shaped the music industry.
Black Lives Matter. Visit Bandcamp to purchase music from the artists featured on today's show, and check out the list of artists and labels who are contributing their proceeds to organizations in support of racial justice. On June 19th, Bandcamp will donate their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Click to support the artists you've heard on today's show: Maneka Shormey Proper. Zenizen Saint Mela  
Following last week's interview with Warren Park of Warhen Records, here's a huge two hour mix featuring music from the Charlottesville, VA label.
Zenizen is the project of Opal Hoyt, whose music reveals her journey from her roots in Alaska through Vermont, Jamaica, Washington DC, and ultimately Brooklyn. With a jazz foundation and soulful expression, the music is captivating and curious, blending styles and textures to great effect. The band joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this special session. Es Is is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all four band members, no less -- the band has a likeably addictive sound. Jump Rope Gazers will be released July 10 from Carpark Records.
The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all four band members, no less -- the band has a likeably addictive sound. Jonathan and Liz recently invited us in for a look at their makeshift home studio, and chatted with Maia about their new album, and what life may look like for the band this year. Jump Rope Gazers will be released July 10 from Carpark Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
This week's episode is part one of a series of episodes highlighting the work of artists who are responding to COVID.
Lara shares how she ended up taking care of handicapped dogs and how it has become central to her life and work.
Arthur Moon is a project led by NY-based musician Lora-Faye Åshuvud, whose boundary-pushing performance and vocals style blends well with an experimental sort of electronic dance music to create a hazy, unsettling, yet inviting take on pop. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us this intimate look at their impeccable song stylings. Arthur Moon’s self-titled LP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Monteagle is songwriter and composer Justin Giles Wilcox, who brought his full live band to perform for BTR Live Studio back in May 2018. The Brooklyn based musician recently invited us into his home for a solo acoustic performance of the song “In Reality,” from his recently released EP, A Colorful Moth. He caught up via video chat with Maia to discuss the EP, plans for the next full length album, Tennessee, Nintendo games, and more. A Colorful Moth is available now from Fire Talk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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Ever since the pandemic hit, I've been losing track of what day it is. Sometimes a Saturday feels like a Tuesday. Sometimes a Monday feel like a Sunday. Anyway, go figure. I never lose track of my favorite day, which is Friday. I know I'm going to post up some dope reggaeton songs with some dope beats. So here you go. You get to hear what I hear, and ya'll know by now I have a great ear to rock on the air, get it? LOL. It's the weekend. Calm yourself down for a few hours and rock with us.. Let's go!!!
Electonica by Yves Murasca, Blasterjaxx, Tiësto, Whizzkids, Eric Tyrell! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ Suwae by Wijk & Mero!
Standing in solidarity with a playlist of songs about justice, peace, hope and freedom.
James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. This is her story.
Custom Check Point is a very unique song for Fela b/c It’s very intense, danceable to the extreme, w/ an oriental sounding keyboard solo!
Today features tracks from Heller & Farley Project, David Penn, Kiko Navarro, and more.